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Utility-Sponsored Solar Gardens Heat Up … but There’s a Price

By Barrett Buechler New community solar programs, combined with utility- scale and rooftop solar projects, are expected to drive the growth of solar energy in 2016 by 119%, according to a quarterly report published by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association.1 GTM Research backs its forecast numbers by noting that 25 U.S. states … Continue reading Utility-Sponsored Solar Gardens Heat Up … but There’s a Price

Recovery Considerations for Facilities and Businesses Affected by Floods

Note: This was posted after the Louisiana floods of August 2016, but the information would be relevant to all flood situations. Overview Due to the recent floods in Louisiana, many businesses are facing an overwhelming spectrum of safety, environmental, facility, road, bridge, and structural concerns. We encourage those impacted by the flooding to refer to … Continue reading Recovery Considerations for Facilities and Businesses Affected by Floods

A Permanent Ban on Asbestos Use and Importation?

By: Tony Etherington, OHST, CIHM With the latest update to the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) making it easier for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review new and existing chemicals, it looks like the United States is moving forward to uphold the ban on asbestos. On June 22nd, 2016, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical … Continue reading A Permanent Ban on Asbestos Use and Importation?